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The Center for Global Development and Foreign Policy present the 2005 Commitment to Development Index.
Now in its third year, the CDI annually rates 21 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit the 5 billion people living in poorer nations. The provocative nature and strong research base of the Index engage the global media, donor country governments, NGOs and the research community. Moving beyond standard comparisons of foreign aid volumes, the CDI rates countries on:
· Quantity and Quality of foreign aid · Openness to developing-country exports · Policies that influence investment · Migration policies · Environmental policies · Security policies · Support for creation and dissemination of new technologies
CGD Research Fellow David Roodman, coordinator of the CDI, presented the key findings and explain country rankings. The Index was published in the September/October issue of Foreign Policy.
Other speakers include: Nancy Birdsall - President, CGD Eckhard Deutscher - Executive Director for Germany, World Bank William Dobson - Managing Editor, Foreign Policy J. Edward Fox - Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs, USAID Chander Mohan Vasudev - Executive Director for India, World Bank
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.